I have always been a dreamer. It is such a blessing that so many of my dreams have come true. Being a wife, mother, grandmother, and doing what I love every day with Hoffman Media are all so much more than I deserve. There are other life experiences that I still daydream about, and I write them down in my bucket list.
When I married Neal, we started a bucket list together. Our bucket list is in a leather journal that we keep on our coffee table. We love crossing off the ones we have accomplished, as well as adding new items to the list. So far, we have completed about half of the items on our bucket list. Neal took me by surprise to complete one of the items. I have always dreamed of having a fountain in the garden. I think fountains add such effortless elegance. One day he came home and announced that we were going to have a fountain installed and a raised bed surrounding it in the garden. I was thrilled and the day it was finished; we made a wish on a penny and threw it in. I planted roses in the circular flower beds that surrounded it and watched them bloom the following spring. There is something very therapeutic about listening to a fountain trickle.
Neal is so thoughtful and I love crossing items off of our bucket list together. Another one of our favorite bucket list items was the Alaskan cruise that we took several years ago. It was so sweet to finally go to Alaska after dreaming about it all these years. We have actually gone several times as that became a favorite trip for us.
An item that is still on my bucket list is to travel to Austria and see locations from The Sound of Music. It is my favorite film and I long to see The Benedictine Convent, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square, and many other places where some of the movie’s most iconic scenes were filmed. Maybe one day I will get to cross that item, and others, off of my bucket list. Until then, I will continue to be grateful for my many blessings and enjoy the priceless moments that each day offers.
What’s on your bucket list?